POWERBUCK$ Arctic Gems is a 5 reel, 50 payline progressive jackpot slot which is powered by IGT. With a wintry theme, it comes with multipliers up to 5x, symbol replacements, a free spins feature with only high paying symbols and a pick me style game where you can win cash prizes or a life-changing progressive jackpot!
Visually, POWERBUCK$ Arctic Gems is set in the icy north – with the Northern Lights in the background, this beautiful game sees a wolf standing to the right of the reel set. Symbols on the reels include animal icons as well as alluring wildlife like white rabbits, weasels, foxes and polar bears.
The wolves howling at the moon is the wild symbol and substitutes for all symbols bar the Free Spins scatter – it’s also the most lucrative giving you 8 times your stake for 5 on a payline.
When it comes to bonus features, POWERBUCK$ Arctic Gems comes with plenty. There’s a Multiplier feature – if a symbol contains a multiplier, that win is subject to a 2x, 3x or 5x multiplier respectively. Multipliers only appear on reel 1 on the following symbols – polar bear, fox, weasel and/or rabbit.
There’s also a Symbol Replacement feature – on every spin in the base game (on reels 2, 3, 4 and 5), symbols can transform into the polar bear, fox, weasel or rabbit for enhanced winning potential.
POWERBUCK$ Arctic Gems also comes with a Free Spins Bonus feature which is played when you get the Free Spins scatter simultaneously on reels 1, 3 and 5 – your reward is 8 free spins. Only high value symbols appear meaning bigger wins all round. The Multiplier feature can apply for multipliers up to 5x on every free spin.
Now, POWERBUCK$ Arctic Gems is all about the Polar Picks Bonus feature – this can be randomly triggered when reel 1 contains 1 or more 2x, 3x or 5x multipliers in the base game. Here, you need to select 11 coins – each one will give you a cash prize, a purple gem or a blank. The more purple gems you get, the bigger your prize.
If you are playing at £2.25 a spin or less, you can win the POWERBUCK$ jackpot which is 333.33 times your stake. Now if playing at over £2.25 a spin, there are bigger cash prizes, up to 666.66 times your stake, as well as the POWERBUCK$ progressive jackpot – this is guaranteed to be at least £1 million!
There’s also a Polar Picks Bonus Win Multiplier feature – larger bets of £3.75 or more use the bigger meter but with multipliers applied up to 40x. The larger your stake, the higher your chances of winning basically.
POWERBUCK$ Arctic Gems looks great but the win potential from the base game, free spins and multipliers is pretty low – saying that, the main attraction is the Polar Picks Bonus feature where a life-changing progressive jackpot could be yours. To key to winning is to collect purple gems with the higher you stake, the better your chances. I would only play this slot if you have deep pockets. If you like the arctic theme, Wild North by Play ‘N Go is recommended.